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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Patients Eat Potato Bread

2014-09-05 02:59

Can PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Patients Eat Potato BreadPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder and there is no treatment for this disease. Yet, people with PKD can take a healthy diet to slow down its progression. Can Polycystic Kidney Disease patients eat potato bread. Well, it depends.

PKD patients who cannot eat potato bread

- High blood sugar level

For those who have Polycystic Kidney Disease and high blood sugar level, they are not recommended to eat potato bread. The main content in potatoes is starch, which can transform into sugar when it breaks down in the body. The blood sugar level can increase rapidly when patients take much potato bread.

- High potassium level

When the cysts in Polycystic Kidney Disease cause kidney damage, they can make the kidneys work abnormally. As a result, electrolyte balance is disturbed, which requires the patients to take low potassium intake. Potato is known as the food that contain rich potassium, so potato bread is not OK for PKD patients with high potassium level. If your blood test does not show an elevated potassium level, you can eat moderate amount of this food.

Fruits or vegetables recommended for PKD patients

Cranberry, blackberry, strawberry, lemon,celery, cabbage, cauliflower and onions are all good for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Other treatments for PKD patients

You cannot simply depend on diet for treating Polycystic Kidney Disease. When the cyst grows to large size and cause symptoms, you should take immediate treatment to shrink the kidney cysts. However, western medicines and surgery can only relieve the symptoms temporarily. That’s why there are so many people begin to seek for other natural and effective treatments. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been more and more popular among kidney disease patients. Based on TCM, our hospital—Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital has created a therapy called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy has overcome the side effects of over-the-counter drugs and surgeries and has achieved great success in clinic. I strongly recommend you try this natural therapy for shrinking kidney cysts and improving kidney function.

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